Did you know that 8 out of every 10 Austin-area property owners are overpaying on their property taxes? It’s sad but true. A large part of it has to do with the counties, which use mass appraisal techniques that are far from detailed or exact. Today’s market also plays a big role, driving up prices (and, subsequently, appraised values) as homebuying becomes more and more competitive. But no matter the underlying cause, the truth of the matter is this: Statistically, you’re probably overpaying on your property taxes – and so are your neighbors.